Ask a Fool: How Do I Get on Board With 3-D Printing?

In the following video, Motley Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos takes a question from a Motley Fool reader on Facebook, who asks: "I have researched 3D additive printing and have a small amount of money to invest as part of my 'more aggressive-more speculative' investment strategy. I already have a small position in Dassault Systems because I believe they have a good handle on the software, but I would like to invest in a hardware and services provider. I have looked at Stratasys , 3D Systems and ExOne , but all seem to be about the same as playing red or black on the roulette wheel. Now that I know a little bit about 3D printing and believe it has the potential to be a major 'game-changer,' how do I get on board?"

3D Systems is at the leading edge of a disruptive technological revolution, with the broadest portfolio of 3-D printers in the industry. However, despite years of earnings growth, 3D Systems' share price has risen even faster, and today the company sports a dizzying valuation. To help investors decide whether the future of additive manufacturing is bright enough to justify the lofty price tag on the company's shares, The Motley Fool has compiled a premium research report on whether 3D Systems is a buy right now. In our report, we take a close look at 3D Systems' opportunities, risks, and critical factors for growth. You'll also find reasons to buy or sell the stock today. To start reading, simply click here now for instant access.

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